2007 Dairy Festival Queen Sarah Yosten places the tiara on the head of 2008 Queen Haley Reynolds after she was named the winner of the Dairy Festival pageant Saturday night.
Staff Photo By Angela Pitts

Crowning Glory:

Haley Reynolds crowned Dairy Fest Queen at Moo-Lympics

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

June 23, 2008 - Thespirit of the upcoming Olympic gameswas alive and wellSaturday night at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center as ninetalented and beautifulyoung women took the stage to compete for the coveted title of2008 Dairy Festival Queen.

After, the posting of the colors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition,the "Moo-Lympic" torch was lit by the official mascot of the 49th Annual Dairy Festival, and the official program began.

The queen and her court: Saturday night's Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen's Pageant winners were, left to right, Kaitlyn Potts, third runner-up; Alyssa Burney, second runner-up; Haley Reynolds, 2008 Dairy Festival Queen; and Britney Cheatham, first runner-up.
Staff Photo By Angela Pitts

Little Olympiansdressed in native costumesof countries from around the globe were introduced to the crowd. The young representatives were: Addie Kate Price, Egypt; Elli-Kate Daniel, Fiji; Cable and Colbie Glenn, USA; McKenzie Kilmer, Chile; Straton Salverino, Italy; Taylor Orsornio, Bahamas; Charlie Betts, France; Braddox Rawson, France; Reed Williams, Canada; and Jayden Holly, Holland.

Cecily Adams, Baliegh Butler, Alyssa Burney, Morgan Lutz, Britney Cheatham, Chesley McGlamery, Kaitlyn Potts, Haley Reynolds and Morgan Russom competed in talent and evening gown for $3,000 in scholarships and the right to represent the dairy festival in the coming year.

Earlier in the day, the contestants met with the judges for a personal interview.

At the end of the evening, Haley Reynolds, 17-year old daughter of Ricky and Maleta Reynolds, won the title and a $1,000 scholarship in front ofthe large Civic Center crowd.

Britney Cheatham, 17-year old daughter of Kurt and Connie Cheatham, was named First Runner-Up and was awarded a $750 scholarship. Cheatham danced to Travis Tritt's hit "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" for the talent competition.

Alyssa Burney, 16-year old daughter of Butch and Karen Burney, was Second Runner-Up and won a $500 scholarship. Burney played the trumpet and performed "Nessun Dorma" from the Puccini opera "Turandot."

Kaitlyn Potts, 17-year old daughter of Doyle and Kim Potts, was Third Runner-Up and the winner of a $250 scholarship. Potts did a modern jazz dance to Christina Aguilera's hit "Ain't No Other Man."

Reynolds' vocal performance of "Where The Boys Are" won the $500 Stephanie Longino DavidsonTalent Scholarship given in memory of the 1967 Dairy Festival Queen by her parents Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Longino.

Chesley McGlamery was chosen Miss Congeniality by the contestants. Cecily Adams, the daughter of Greg and Karon Adams, wonfirst place inticket sales,Alyssa Burney was named second place in ticket sales.

Local attorney John Ginn served as master of ceremonies for the evening. Special entertainment was provided by Sulphur Springs native Brandon Woolley, who sang songs by Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble. Woolley is currently attending Baylor University, where he is majoring in theatre. Also entertaining the crowd was 2007 Queen Sarah Yosten, whoperformed "Not For the Life of Me" from "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

Out-of-town judges for the evening were Becky Barnes, Amanda Styles, Denita Young, Sarah Neher and Karen Fox.Monica Littlefield served as auditor.

Saturday's pageant was the final event in a two-week long festival that included a hot air balloon rally, a 5K run, a 4-H Project Show, parade, Corvette show, 42-tournament, milking contest, Texas State Championship Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off, carnival, dairy foods contest and dairy show.

By TERRY MATHEWS

News-Telegram Arts Editor

Thespirit of the upcoming Olympic gameswas alive and wellSaturday night at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center as ninetalented and beautifulyoung women took the stage to compete for the coveted title of2008 Dairy Festival Queen.

After, the posting of the colors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition,the "Moo-Lympic" torch was lit by the official mascot of the 49th Annual Dairy Festival, and the official program began.

Little Olympiansdressed in native costumesof countries from around the globe were introduced to the crowd. The young representatives were: Addie Kate Price, Egypt; Elli-Kate Daniel, Fiji; Cable and Colbie Glenn, USA; McKenzie Kilmer, Chile; Straton Salverino, Italy; Taylor Orsornio, Bahamas; Charlie Betts, France; Braddox Rawson, France; Reed Williams, Canada; and Jayden Holly, Holland.

Cecily Adams, Baleigh Butler, Alyssa Burney, Morgan Lutz, Britney Cheatham, Chesley McGlamery, Kaitlyn Potts, Haley Reynolds and Morgan Russom competed in talent and evening gown for $3,000 in scholarships and the right to represent the dairy festival in the coming year.

Earlier in the day, the contestants met with the judges for a personal interview.

At the end of the evening, Haley Reynolds, 17-year old daughter of Ricky and Maleta Reynolds, won the title and a $1,000 scholarship in front ofthe large Civic Center crowd.

Britney Cheatham, 17-year old daughter of Kurt and Connie Cheatham, was named First Runner-Up and was awarded a $750 scholarship. Cheatham danced to Travis Tritt's hit "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" for the talent competition.

Alyssa Burney, 16-year old daughter of Butch and Karen Burney, was Second Runner-Up and won a $500 scholarship. Burney played the trumpet and performed "Nessun Dorma" from the Puccini opera "Turandot."

Kaitlyn Potts, 17-year old daughter of Doyle and Kim Potts, was Third Runner-Up and the winner of a $250 scholarship. Potts did a modern jazz dance to Christina Aguilera's hit "Ain't No Other Man."

Reynolds' vocal performance of "Where The Boys Are" won the $500 Stephanie Longino DavidsonTalent Scholarship given in memory of the 1967 Dairy Festival Queen by her parents Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Longino.

Chesley McGlamery was chosen Miss Congeniality by the contestants. Cecily Adams, the daughter of Greg and Karon Adams, wonfirst place inticket sales,Alyssa Burney was named second place in ticket sales.

Local attorney John Ginn served as master of ceremonies for the evening. Special entertainment was provided by Sulphur Springs native Brandon Woolley, who sang songs by Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble. Woolley is currently attending Baylor University, where he is majoring in theatre. Also entertaining the crowd was 2007 Queen Sarah Yosten, whoperformed "Not For the Life of Me" from "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

Out-of-town judges for the evening were Becky Barnes, Amanda Styles, Denita Young, Sarah Neher and Karen Fox.Monica Littlefield served as auditor.

Saturday's pageant was the final event in a two-week long festival that included a hot air balloon rally, a 5K run, a 4-H Project Show, parade, Corvette show, 42-tournament, milking contest, Texas State Championship Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off, carnival, dairy foods contest and dairy show.

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